Artisans of the Valley
Dainty carving is sparingly used, consisting mostly of
classical motifs, wheatears, ferns, husks, urns, rosettes,
and Prince of Wales feathers, which he introduced.
Upholstery used was striped damask, silk, stain, and red
and blue morocco with horsehair stuffing.
Hepplewhite’s favorite pieces were for the dining room.
He popularized the sideboard, and the
Urns carved on all legs can always identify a
His chairs featured open shield backs and had a very